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The Diary of Jack the Ripper by Shirley Harrison
The Diary of Jack the Ripper by Shirley Harrison
12 of 19 people found the following review helpful
An interesting story - but one that is better suited to a novel.

So many people see this as "fact" - but the truth is, there really is no history to the diary before its apparent "discovery" in 1991. It simply materialised and the forensic evidence is not confirming it, which, conversly, Harrison asserts is the case.

Most subsequent researchers and Ripperologists agree that this is a pretentious hoax. It is a theory - nothing more, nothing less. It's a compelling story but, as has been said, it is just too fantastical to be really convincing.

With its Aristocratic conspiracies, Freemasonry, American landowners...it's a fun novel, but as for solid, historical… Read more
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Close&hellip by Patricia Cornwell
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
She should be thoroughly disgusted with herself.

Untrue theories have been presented as "facts" to fit the story.
If facts do not sit with Cornwell's theory, they are conveniently ignored.

If it had been sold as a fictional story, a bit of whimsical fun, then that is one thing. But she has attempted to besmirch the reputation of a brilliant artist, an innocent man.

Nearly every historian (and Ripperologist) has written this off as an absolute travesty - badly researched, inadequately written and unprofessionally carried out.

Mind you, she's the one who loses the most - she's sunk millions of dollars of her own money and is laughed at by… Read more
Dandelion Dead [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Kitchen
Dandelion Dead [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Kitchen
91 of 92 people found the following review helpful
What can I say that hasn't already been said?!

The actors are superb, the story is riveting.

It is indeed a real case. Herbert Rowse Armstrong was executed for the murder of his wife and the attempted murder of a business rival in 1922.

Interestingly, he has the honour of being the only solicitor executed for murder in Britain!

There's not much else I can add, except that if you love murder mysteries and aren't afraid of a bit of real sadness (the effect on the children is heartrending) then you should definitely consider buying the DVD.

You won't be disappointed - I only wish it could be given more than 5 stars!